This ExtraOrdinary Life

Do you want more joy, fulfillment, and abundance in life than you have right now? Do you long for your life to be extraordinary? We do. Join Kevin Monroe and friends each week for conversations exploring how your life can become more extraordinary. It’s easier than you might imagine.

Reflections and Revelations
Kevin Monroe goes solo in this end-of-year episode of This Extraordinary Life. He reflects on the past 90 days of the podcast and 150 days of the This Extraordinary Life community.
32 min
Belonging at Work with Paul Haury
Self-proclaimed Belonging Coach and found of Heart Based Leading, Paul Haury, joins Kevin Monroe to talk about how belonging in the workplace improves your quality of life.
49 min
The Joy of Synchronicity with Theo Prodromitis
Keynote speaker, Amazon Entrepreneur and Marketing Strategist, and the Author of The Balance Between Hustle and Flow, Theo Prodromitis, joins Kevin to talk about the different ways energy shows up in our lives and how to balance the different kinds we experience to be happier and more fulfilled, and ultimately able to do more for others.
56 min
Exploring Emotional Intelligence with Marc Brac...
This week’s theme explores emotions. Emotions carry over into every aspect of our lives, from decision-making to relationships and our mental and physical health. Emotions also fuel the creative process.
60 min
The Hospitable Leader with Terry Smith
Terry Smith, pastor of The Life Christian Church (TLCC), joins Kevin Monroe to talk about incorporating hospitality into leadership.
47 min
The Power of Intention with Lorin Beller
Business and life strategist, Lorin Beller, joins Kevin Monroe to discuss the theme of intention, a concept that is often misunderstood.
53 min
Making Ripples with Kindness with Emma Lloyd an...
Emma Lloyd and Joanna Suvarna join Kevin Monroe to discuss this week's theme of kindness and why we need it.
67 min
The Benefits of Belonging with Nilofer Merchant
Nilofer Merchant, a speaker at Speaker’s Spotlight and a former writer for Harvard Business Review, joins Kevin Monroe to discuss belonging, and how it impacts your life both personally and professionally.
53 min
Building Constructive Communities with Technolo...
Co-founder and CEO of Mighty Networks, Gina Bianchini, joins Kevin Monroe to talk about the intersection of modern technology and social networks.
51 min
A Conversation About Conversations with Jeff Durso
Serial entrepreneur, Jeff Durso, joins Kevin to discuss how his experience with entrepreneurship enables him to help visionaries turn big ideas into high-growth opportunities.
63 min
The Art of Listening with Jane Adshead-Grant an...
Authors and coaches, Jane Adshead-Grant and Oscar Trimboli, join Kevin to explore the concept of active listening with the intent to understand and act, not just to respond.
71 min
Close Encounters of the Extraordinary Kind
Kevin Monroe talks to listeners about the transformative power of conversations and community in this second episode of This Extraordinary Life.
48 min
The Power of Gratitude with Steve Foran and Lil...
Being extraordinary and living an extraordinary life is a matter of choice and not chance. You already have everything you need to live this extraordinary life.
56 min
The Final Episode
In this final episode - a replay of Episode 3 - Kevin thanks listeners for tuning in to the Higher Purpose Podcast as he wraps up the series.
39 min
The Power of Self-Compassion with Laurie Cameron
During our rebranding, we are replaying some of the episodes that have resonated deeply with Kevin and you, the audience, including this interview with PurposeBlue Founder, Laurie Cameron from Episode 134.
47 min
Are You Listening? with Jane Adshead-Grant
We are re-playing some of the episodes that have resonated deeply with Kevin and you, the audience, including Episode 117 with Jane Adshead-Grant, author of Are You Listening or Just Waiting to Speak.
56 min
The Power of Onlyness with Nilofer Merchant
This week we are revisiting Episode 142 with Nilofer Merchant, a conversation Kevin describes as one of the most pivotal in his journey.
58 min
What Will it Take to Go All-In on this Extraord...
In this solo episode of the Higher Purpose Podcast, Kevin Monroe speaks to listeners about his journey during the past 5 years.
30 min
The Extraordinary You with Emily Elrod
Emily Elrod, President of Workzbe, joins Kevin Monroe to discuss what makes people extraordinary, as well as how our thoughts influence our behaviors.
49 min
Choose Love with Lucas Skrobot
Lucas Skrobot, author, podcaster, business owner, and founder and host of The Lucas Skrobot Show, joins the Higher Purpose Podcast to discuss moments, opportunities, love, and fear.
55 min
An Infusion of Gratitude with Kerry Wekelo
Kerry Wekelo is an author and the Chief Operating Officer of the Culture Infusion program for Actualize Consulting. Her most recent book, Gratitude Infusion: Workplace Strategies for a Thriving Organizational Culture, is a practical guide to implementing action plans that improve the work climate. She joins Kevin Monroe to discuss her book and how its principles apply.
44 min
This Extraordinary Life
Kevin Monroe continues to discuss living an extraordinary life in this solo episode of the Higher Purpose Podcast.
30 min
Living an Extraordinary Life (featuring Debbie ...
Kevin Monroe discusses how to live an extraordinary life in this semi-solo episode of the Higher Purpose Podcast.
32 min
No Time For Silence with Rick Rigsby
Dr. Rick Rigsby, President and CEO of Rick Rigsby Communications, a motivational speaker, pastor, and best-selling author, returns to the Higher Purpose Podcast to share his views on the current civil unrest across the US.
52 min
Cracking the Leadership Code with Alain Hunkins
Alain Junkins, Managing Director of Hunkins Leadership Group, chats with Kevin Monroe about his bestselling book, Cracking the Leadership Code: Three Secrets to Building Strong Leaders, and shares insights about becoming great stewards in the workplace in light of current events.
50 min
A Quest to Higher Purpose - Part 2 with Shawn A...
Shawn Askinosie, author of Meaningful Work: A Quest to Do Great Business, Find Your Calling, and Feed Your Soul, joins Kevin Monroe for a follow-up episode to further explore concepts included in the book, as well as how they enabled him to help others.
52 min
A Quest to Higher Purpose with Shawn Askinosie
Shawn Askinosie, author, founder and CEO of Askinosie Chocolate, joins Kevin Monroe to discuss his book, Meaningful Work: A Quest to Do Great Business, Find Your Calling, and Feed Your Soul, and how its teachings apply to current events.
46 min
Follow It Forward
Kevin Monroe connects with listeners one on one in this week’s show as he discusses three activities leaders engage in and whether they are beneficial to their organizations.
28 min
Searching for Hope with Dr. Rick Rigsby
Dr. Rick Rigsby, former college professor, motivational speaker, minister, and President and CEO of Rick Rigsby Communications, returns to the podcast to talk with Kevin about hope as an invaluable asset to living a happy life.
52 min
The Healing Organization with Raj Sisodia
Rajendra Sisodia, author, cofounder and co-Chairman of Conscious Capitalism Inc., joins Kevin Monroe to discuss his book, The Healing Organization, and how its principles apply to organizations around the world
51 min
Resilience During Challenging Times with Tim Ar...
Tim Arnold, author of The Power of Healthy Tension: Overcome Chronic Issues and Conflicting Values, joins Kevin Monroe to share the secrets to resilience and results during challenging times.
49 min
Bringing Gratitude with Karl Staib
Karl Staib joins Kevin Monroe to discuss his new book, Bring Gratitude: Feel Joyful Again with Bite-Sized Mindset Practices and how to bring gratitude to each and every situation in your life, whether good or bad.
47 min
The Power of Onlyness with Nilofer Merchant
Nilofer Merchant, author of The Power of Onlyness, joins Kevin Monroe to discuss her book and how the principles in it apply to current events.
56 min
There is Hope with Jane Adshead-Grant
Jane Adshead-Grant, an ambassador for Truly Human Leadership, joins Kevin Monroe to talk about the importance of hope, optimism, and connectivity.
46 min
Truly Human Leadership with Bob Chapman
Bob Chapman, author, CEO and Chairman at Barry-Wehmiller Companies, joins Kevin Monroe to discuss the true meaning and responsibilities of leadership.
52 min
Leading with Gratitude with Chester Elton
Chester Elton is a speaker, coach, mentor and best-selling author at Gostick & Elton, as well as a partner and the Founder of “The Culture Works", joins Kevin Monroe to talk about gratitude and recognition.
55 min
Sharing Your Story with Michelle Prince
Michelle Prince, CEO and founder of Performance Publishing Group and the Book Bound Workshop, joins Kevin Monroe to chat about her most recent book, The Power of Authority, passion and purpose, and sharing your story.
46 min
On Purpose-Powered Leadership
On this week's episode of Higher Purpose Podcast, Kevin shares insights about purpose, culture, and leadership in business and how they are the trifecta for success.
27 min
The Amare Way with Moshe Engelberg
Kevin Monroe chats with Moshe Engelberg, author and CEO of ResearchWorks, Inc. about his latest book, entitled The Amare Wave: Uplifting Business by Putting Love to Work (The Amare Way)
49 min
Why Belonging at Work Matters with Dr. Gabriell...
Dr. Gabriella Kellerman, Chief Innovation Officer of BetterUp, head of BetterUp Labs and co-author of the article entitled The Value of Belonging at Work, converses with Kevin Monroe about the missing link between diversity and inclusion: belonging.
50 min
The Power of Self-Compassion with Laurie Cameron
Laurie Cameron, founder of PurposeBlue and bestselling author of The Power of Self-Compassion, talks with Kevin Monroe about the benefits of mindfulness and the journey to self-compassion, as well as the hurdles one might come across on that journey.
44 min
A Textbook About Love At Work with Dr. Bruno Ci...
Kevin chats with Dr. Bruno Cignacco about his latest book - entitled, The Art of Compassionate Business: Main Principles for the Human-Oriented Enterprise - one of the only textbooks about the importance of love at work.
50 min
Bringing Love To Work with Lorie Corcuera
Kevin Monroe starts the show with two heartwarming messages he received from listeners. These connections and interactions are what this podcast is truly about.
49 min
What Is Your Dream?
Kevin Monroe chats one-on-one with listeners this week. He shares gratitude and encouragement as well as the uplifting backstory that inspired this week’s show
26 min
From Burnout to Belonging with Rachel Druckenmi...
Kevin Monroe promises that this conversation will be inspiring and enjoyable, but also a bit challenging and controversial.
44 min
Helping Others Grow with Claude Silver and Cody...
This week’s inspiring guests are Claude Silver, Chief Heart Officer at VaynerMedia, and Cody Royle, author, podcaster and head coach of the AFL Team Canada.
48 min
Invitation To Live A Decade Of Difference
As Kevin Monroe reflects on 2019, he is grateful for all the people he has met. He is also grateful for hope of a brighter future and fresh clarity about who this podcast serves bes
31 min
Living An Inspired Life with Debbie LaChusa
When you get out of your own way and stop trying to make things happen - when you pay attention to what’s calling on your heart - you end up exactly where you’re supposed to be.
57 min
Holiday Wishes from the Higher Purpose Podcast
In this special holiday episode of the Higher Purpose Podcast, Kevin Monroe takes the opportunity to reflect. He begins by expressing gratitude to listeners and collaborators.
27 min
Managing Tension On Your Journey To Greatness w...
Tim Arnold, this week’s guest on the Higher Purpose Podcast, is no stranger to tension. He was a team building and leadership development consultant for 10 years before starting and running a homeless shelter.
54 min
The Road Less Traveled in Leadership with Mike ...
54 min
Sailing to an Extraordinary Life with Piers Thu...
This week’s guest on the Higher Purpose Podcast is mindset transformation coach, Piers Thurston. He joins host Kevin Monroe for what the latter calls “a unique, different kind of conversation.”
50 min
Get in the Arena
Thanksgiving is a time to reflect and give thanks for the abundance of blessings we have - our freedoms, our safety, and our tranquility.
28 min
Living Your Extraordinary Purpose with Cornell ...
Cornell Thomas, author of Extraordinary, was raised on the adage that everything happens for a reason.
48 min
Live, Love and Lead an Extra-Ordinary Life
Kevin Monroe shares some insights to inspire listeners as a new decade approaches. He speaks about the power of a like-hearted community and leading an extra-ordinary life.
40 min
Awakening to Purpose, Meaning and Connection wi...
44 min
Infusing Your Company with Culture with Kerry W...
47 min
Are You Listening? with Jane Adshead-Grant
54 min
Longing for Belonging
32 min
Have Fun Being Yourself
Kevin talks one-on-one with listeners in this week’s show. It has been 2.5 months since his last solo episode and he has a few thoughts he wants to share with the community.
29 min
On Hiring the Displaced with Chris Chancey
42 min
Deep Listening with Oscar Trimboli
48 min
World-class Culture by Design with David McGlennen
50 min
The Belonging Factor with Devin Halliday
46 min
The Neuroscience of Purpose with Melissa Hughes
50 min
Becoming the Leader Your Team is Waiting For wi...
44 min
Reframing Adversity with Heather Younger
36 min
Thriving is Possible at Work with Mike Sipple Jr.
49 min
Starting Over on Purpose with Maryann Kerr
44 min
Gratitude is a Way of Life
46 min
Exploring Forgiveness
52 min
The Problems with Purpose
33 min
Dealing with Imposter Syndrome with Kimberly Da...
67 min
The Power of Gratitude with Steve Foran
57 min
Waves and Ripples
45 min
A Legacy of Purpose
38 min
The Definition of Success with Al Lopez
54 min
Higher Purpose and Self Worth with Traci Fenton
63 min
The Employee Experience with Ben Whitter
45 min
Waves and Ripples with Kevin Monroe and Jason M...
39 min
Employee Experience and Engagement with Santiag...
37 min
Bringing HumansFirst Back to the Workplace with...
48 min
Psychological Safety at Work with Adair Cates
46 min
The Pulse of Your Organization with David Niu
52 min
The Higher Purpose Journey with Kevin Monroe
47 min
Allowing Humans to be Human with Mark LeBusque
Joining us for another session on what it means to live, love, work, and lead in a humans first kind of way is Mark LeBusque. He describes his work as allowing humans to be human, whether that’s in the workplace, outside of the workplace, or in...
41 min
Everybody Matters with Bob Chapman
Adding to this series of conversations we’re having about what it means to approach business from a people first focus is today’s episode with Bob Chapman. Bob is the author of Everybody Matters, and today we’re talking about creating work...
54 min
The 7 Laws of Employee Loyalty with Heather You...
With more and more people switching jobs every few years, how can you as a leader cultivate loyalty in a humans first kind of way? Join us on this episode with Heather Younger, the host of the podcast Leadership with Heart, the author of The 7...
45 min
Being a Brave Leader with Kimberly Davis
What does it mean to be a brave leader? This is our 10th installment in our HumansFirst series of heart-to-heart discussions on what it means to live, love, lead, and work in a humans first way. Today we’re joined by Kimberly Davis, the author of...
45 min
How Leadership is Evolving with Sesil Pir
Is there a magic pill to make your team and organization work? Welcome to another installment in what it means to live, love, lead, and work in a humans first way. Today we have Sesil Pir, an organizational psychologist and a leading researcher on...
50 min
Finding Real Happiness at Work with Brooke Erol
There’s job satisfaction, and then there’s the real happiness that comes from working at a company whose purpose aligns with yours AND where your job has meaning. We continue our HumansFirst series with Brooke Erol, the founder of Purposeful...
51 min
The 7 Simple Superpowers of the HumansFirst Heroes
Today, we’re talking superpowers. We’re midstream in a series of conversations on what it means to live, love, and lead in a HumansFirst kind of way, and for this special solo episode, I want to talk to you about some important simple skills. Now,...
32 min
Being a Chief Heart Officer with Claude Silver
What is it like to mentor almost 800 people? Claude Silver is the Chief Heart Officer at VaynerMedia, a global digital advertising agency. She was previously the company’s Senior Vice President, and was handpicked for the role three years ago by the...
44 min
The Future of Work with Dr. Heather Hanson Wickman
What does the future of work look like? According to our guest, the future of work is ‘Love in Action.’ Heather Hanson Wickman is the co-founder of Untethered Consulting and the author of “The Evolved Executive,” and today we’re talking...
46 min
Making Work More Human with Renée Smith
What does it look like when we make work more human? Renée Smith serves as the Director of Workplace Transformation for Washington State as part of the Governor’s Results Washington Office. She leads the ‘Make Work More Human’ project, and...
45 min
Life Through the Lens of Purpose
I want to invite you to a different kind of episode today: a thinking-out-loud session on seeing the world differently when looking at it through the lens of purpose. Please join the conversation! I'll share more about how you can provide your...
36 min
Creating a 'Humans First' Workplace with Marcel...
What goes into creating a 'humans first' workplace? Marcel Schwantes is a keynote speaker and the and Founder and Chief Human Officer of Leadership from the core. Today we’re talking about that four-letter word: love. What does leading with love...
42 min
Putting Humans First with Mike Vacanti
We’re at an inflection point and it’s time for a business culture shift. Today we have Mike Vacanti, the founder of the HumansFirst Club, here to share about the movement, the community, and what happens when you bring like-minded and like-hearted...
44 min
Unwrapping Your Purpose Package
We’re kicking off the new year with another solo episode. For many, this is a time of New Year’s resolutions, transitions, or taking those next steps. For this episode, we’re exploring the idea of purpose and using new language to frame it: What...
37 min
7 Hopes for You in the New Year
This is the first episode of 2019, and it comes with a disclaimer. This one might be a little weird. In fact, it could be the weirdest episode we’ve done yet! While the actual New Year only comes, well, once a year, these seven hopes should be with...
34 min